How One Boy’s Fight With Epilepsy Led To The First Marijuana-Derived Pharmaceutical

Evelyn Nussembaum and her son Sam Vogelstein pick up a six month supply of Epidiolex from the experimental pharmacy at UCSF.

Sam Vogelstein used to suffer a hundred seizures a day. Then he tried a marijuana-based drug that wasn’t available in the U.S. It stopped his seizures and has just been approved by the FDA.

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